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second term, he's got about two years to do it. >> reporter: white house officials say president obama is putting the final touches on his inauguration address, even reading the speeches of past two-term presidents. lester? >> kristen welker tonight, thank you. for more i'm joined by david gregory, moderator of "meet the press." david, four years ago we were talking about the honeymoon period, that clearly isn't happening this time, but is there a reset here? >> the president was popular in the re-election. he wanted tax increases for the wealthy, he got those. his party is united but he faces a very difficult environment in washington and immediately after this inauguration, he is back in the brew of a fight over the debt and the fight over the gun legislation that he wants so it's a pretty toxic atmosphere here. >> you covered both terms of the second bush -- of the bush administration. what is the hard reality of a second term for a president? >> time moves quickly. you feel good. you put in the people you want. you have a different attitude of what you can accomplish. you don't hav
of governing in washington today. >> you have, in obama's case, gone within four years from being an illinois state politician to the most famous person on earth, and you have confidence in both your judgment about what's the right way to go and your ability to make it go that way. if he was too confident about being able to bring people together, one can understand, given the way he'd spent the previous four years. >> ball gowns are on their way to the cleaners, the party is over for both the new president and the nation... >> well, what does obama need to do to reassure americans right now, and the markets... >> narrator: that first week, the president had two goals: turn the economy around... >> we're talking about massive job creation... >> narrator: ...and do it by working together with the republicans. >> so he's got some selling to do... >> right now, the big debate in washington is how big should the stimulus package be... >> he is facing many sobering challenges... >> in hammering out details for his massive economic recovery... >> he knew that he was dealing with a set of circumstan
not be supporting a 46-year-old black guy named barack obama to be the next leader of the free world. that is not where the smart money went. people have got involved in our campaign because they believed politics as usual, business as usual is not adequate. it is not that they dislike some of the other candidates. they think that -- let's take the example of health care. if we cannot break the gridlock between democrats and republicans but if we cannot overcome the insurance companies and drug company lobbyists that have a lock on washington will not get anything passed. it is not -- it does not matter if our plan is better. the second thing my supporters understand, the day i am inaugurated, this country looks at itself differently and the world books of america differently. if you believe we have to heal america and we have to prepare our standing -- repair our standing in the world, my supporters believe i am a messenger who can deliver that message around the world in and out -- a way that no other candidate can. if you have a guy named obama, that isssein different from george
was billed as the national day of service, something president obama started four years ago. it's a pay to volunteerism and the spirit of giving back. there was a big event here in washington today and others around the country. nbc's ron mott covered it for us, he covers it from lafayette park across the street from me. >> reporter: monday is also the inauguration and the king holiday, not so overshadow the significance of all he accomplished for the united states the president kicked off his inaugural festivities by honoring mlk. two days before the eyes of the world are focused on him, today president obama sought to fix the country's collective gaze on martin luther king jr.'s legacy on this national day of service, sprucing up a washington elementary school with the first family, while the vice president and his family helped load goodies bound for fighting service members, veterans and first responders. >> i'm always reminded that he said, everybody wants to be first, everybody wants to be a drum major, but if you're going to be a drum major, be a drum major for service, be a drum
we will take you back four years ago when president obama delivered the inaugural address. we will have a roundtable discussion in about 20 minutes with two former speechwriters for george w. bush and bill clinton. all of our coverage and behind the scenes photographs are available on our website c- let's take you back to january 2009. [crowd chanting "obama"] >> thank you. thank you. my fellow citizens, i stand here today humbled by the task before us, grateful for the trust you have bestowed, mindful of the sacrifices borne by our ancestors. i thank president bush for his service to our nation, as well as the generosity and cooperation he has shown throughout this transition. 44 americans have now taken the presidential oath. the words have been spoken during rising tides of prosperity and the still waters of peace. yet, every so often, the oath is taken amidst gathering clouds and raging storms. at these moments, america has carried on not simply because of the skill or vision of those in high office, but because we the people have remained faithful to the ideals
above to uphold the constitution. but will he protect it or shred it likebe the first four years? obama, the bail-out and the assault on the constitution, second amendment. marco rubio weighed in last night. >> i think the president and he doesn't have the guts to admit it, not a believer in the second amendment. that's what i'm saying. the second amendment is in the constitution. it at no time write the constitution. neither did you and neither did he. if he doesn't want the second amendment in the constitution or reform it, have the guts to admit that. >> eric: robert, kick it off. >> bob: first, you are open and the tease that kimberly read -- >> kimberly: was magnificent. >> bob: was the most outrageous shot i have ever seen. our executive producer must have written it. >> eric: i wrote it. >> bob: you are so right you make attila the hun look like a moderate. >> eric: obamacare, upheld in the courts, shredded the constitution -- >> bob: i think that is a reach. >> eric: bail-out and then the second amendment. >> bob: marco rubio, i spent time with him and i kind of liked him. now h
in the next term. this is the official portrait of president obama from four years ago. here is the new one. sure, he doesn't look quite as young, but clearly he opted to go a much more cheerful route this time around. >>> up next, as president obama prepares for a second term, which way is the democratic party headed? to the center or to the left? >>> and this sunday join chris matthews for a special airing of his documentary "barack obama: making history." that's this sunday at 6:00 p.m. you're watching "hardball," the place for politics. ♪ i don't wanna be right [ record scratch ] what?! it's not bad for you. it just tastes that way. [ female announcer ] honey nut cheerios cereal -- heart-healthy, whole grain oats. you can't go wrong loving it. [ tylenol bottle ] me too! and nasal congestion. [ tissue box ] he said nasal congestion. yeah...i heard him. [ female announcer ] tylenol® cold multi-symptom nighttime relieves nasal congestion. nyquil® cold and flu doesn't. if we took the already great sentra apart and completely reimagined it with best-in-class combined mpg and more interio
the fashion statement she made four years ago, alina cho takes a look back. >> first lady michele obama. >> when first lady michele obama walked out on stage in that memorable white gown by jason wu, overnight, the designer became a household name. >> so take me to that moment, where she walked out. >> i was screaming at the top of my lungs. that's me. >> who will be the lucky one four years later? >> it's really brilliant what she's done in keeping a secret i have to say. in the previous administrations while there was always interest in what the first lady wore, there was never this kind of red carpet moment. >> reporter: sources close to the process say what started out as a 20 designer field for the inaugural gown has whittled down to two. two designers who have a shot at worldwide fame. so who are they? likely a new york based designer and quite possibly one who is emerging versus a established. around thanksgiving, designers submit sketches. garments are made. there are fittings and more fittings. the gowns are actually shuttled back and forth between new york and d.c. and because
wants to know. a look at michelle obama's fashion through the years. what do we want to build next ? that's the question. every day. when you have the most advanced tools, you want to make something with them. something that helps. helps safeguard our shores. helps someone see through a wall of fire. helps those nowhere near the right doctor stand a chance. ... feeling in the extremities ? no. technology can do that. who can tell me the third life cycle stage of the frog ? it can take a sick kid to school. nathan. tadpole. and help ensure a constant supply of clean energy. the things we build share one belief. that the world's biggest challenges deserve even bigger solutions. powerful answers. verizon. >>> welcome back to our special edition of "cnn saturday morning." i'm randi kaye. glad you're with us. first lady michelle obama is a champion of healthy eating, a tireless advocate for exercise, and a baroness of fashion. who better to talk about that than fashion photographer nigel barker. you may know him when he was a judge on "america's next top model." now he's the host of "th
president obama's sworn in on monday. >> and different thing than we saw four years ago but really, today, interesting development with this debt ceiling negotiations. you have got, mark, the republicans at their retreat coming out now saying that they want to have a temporary extension, the white house saying essentially this is that same kick the can move that we have seen from lawmakers in washington, d.c. so when you look at the numbers and how the republicans have an all-time low, the president is higher than he's been in his first term as far as approval. how do we jive that in again with this latest battle? we kind of see where the american people sides with likability and doesn't break the stalemates with house republicans. >> it doesn't but, tamron, i think today's development at the very short term is a significant break. president obama talking about breaking the quote/unquote fever of republicans and looking at what they have proposed is taking the battle away from the debt ceiling and moving it to having the senate duke it out over the budget process. of course, this means we
. >> reporter: congress has not approved a nominee for the past six years. obama could install one himself. he could direct them to investigate more gun thefts. right now they investigate only when ten or more are stolen and only if one is connected to a crime. another executive order option, enforcing a 1968 give up law that prohibits the import of certain assault-style weapons. >> he believes we ought to take common sense and enact common sense measures that protect our second amendment rights but prevent people who should not have happens from on staining them. >> reporter: he made it clear president obama will not rely solely on making executive orders. the white house says he will need approval from congress for tougher gun legislation. >> some congressional republicans are claiming they had little say in the gun control proposal given to president obama. our washington bureau checked attendance records for meetings of vice president joe biden's gun task force. he met with video game makers, the nra, walmart and congressional democrats. the meetings did not include republicans from the ho
voters helped sweep president obama back to power for another four years. democrats scored more than twice as many latino votes as republicans did. nick valencia looks at what this means for the next four years. >> in 201, the sleeping giant woke up. more than 70% of latino voters supported barack obama, propelling him into a second term as u.s. president. and for the first time in the history of u.s. elections, latinos made up a double digit porths of the electorate. 10%. but the win for democrats was not as easy as it looked. says "usa today" columnist and latino vote analyst raul reyes. >> during his first term, there was a lot of anxiety among the latino community because it seemed like he had forgotten about his promise on immigration. meanwhile, there were record deportations going on, breaking up families. >> while obama may not have been entirely to keep his word on reform, it's the words used by republicans when discussing the imintegration issue ta may have been their undoing. voters from nevada to florida told cnn suggests like self-deportation by mitt romney hurt the repu
including torture. the obama administration resumed the transfers last year after pausing them in the wake of a 2011 united nations investigation that found widespread abuses. despite its qualms with the afghan military's handling of detainees, the u.s. continues to hold prisoners without charge or trial at afghanistan's bagram prison. the united nations says it has received permission from syria to expand efforts to feed the estimated 2.5 million people suffering from hunger during syria's international -- internal crisis. on wednesday, the world food program executive director says collaboration with local partners could mean the delivery of aid to an additional 1 million syrians. >> last week we were given a list of 110 additional ngo's that we can work with now. 110. we have assessed the operational capacity of about 110, and we have identified 44 ngo's on that list that will give us the ability to scale up to another 1 million persons. >> these really press minister netanyahu has taken what is being described as a subtle dig at president obama following widespread reports of arrest --
the can if you will, new year's eve, goes down the road, the pluses, it gives obama a little breathing room, especially as he tries to see what congress wants to do with the package of measures to curb gun violence. maybe this little breathing room can let him launch some work on passing immigration reform. >> let me play what house republican whip kevin mccarthy said a short time ago regarding this latest action. >> the senate has never passed a budget. it is the rule and the law that by april 15th you have to so we're saying is, we will extend the debt limit until the time line where you have a budget. a road map. so you stop digging yourself in the hole that we get out of this problem. >> keith, carry reid issued a statement saying it's reassuring to see republicans beginning to back off the threat to hold our economy hostage. if the house can pass a clean debt ceiling increase and meeting the existing obligations we will be happy to consider it. here we are as i said three days before inauguration and it looks like another fight that the republicans are not prepared to it seems to
years ago, i will say in the air and certainly in temperatures of temperature, but certainly the obama administration that hopes maybe coming out of some of the celebration still in the air here they'll start or try to bring the country together. you mentioned that vice-president biden will be going first, in just a few moments, justice sonia sotomayor will swear him in and he and the president will be at arlington national cemetery laying a wreath at the tomb of unknown and in the blue room hine me on the aren't side because the constitution says he needs to be sworn in on january 20th and the ceremonial stuff will happen on the capitol west front tomorrow. some of the celebration started yesterday, a children's inaugural ball the first lady went to along with dr. jill biden and trying to get folks involved this and also the president and first lady participating in a day of service, they participated in a project here, service project here in washington d.c. and they had a lot of cabinet members, the vice-president and others doing that as well and when the president had a chance to
for many, many years. >> wonderful. >> i love this book. it captures mrs. obama in unscripted moments. why is that so important to show. >> very important to our readers, because she is such an icon. she is such an inspiration to all our essence readers, the whole audience. we wanted to make sure that we connected to her in a very personal way. >> what is it about her that you think makes her so -- people feel like they know her. what is it about her that inspired so many people? >> i believe that is captured in the book. >> we divided the book in three sections. spirit, style and substance. >> i love that. >> i think that's why people are so drawn to her because she is this woman of great substance. she has a very warm spirit and, of course, she's incredibly stylish. i think all three together have mater a very compelling character. >> this is a woman who has come into her own more and more from the time she began on the campaign trail. >> she's trans formed a whole culture. >> we have people wearing sleeveless that never would bare sleeveless, including me. >> but you dare to try things
implementation of obama care next year. which is one of the themes i told you about last week, the government made me do it theme. the staffing companies are in flago right now. and i think they'll stay that way for the rest of the year. the reasons? some has to do with anticipation of the obama health care act, which i'll talk about this in a minute. they are ultrasensitive to changes in the labor market. temporary employment is more cyclical than regular labor market. temps are the first to get fired in a downturn and the first to be hired when the economy comes back. and coming back is exactly what the economy is doing right now. ♪ hallelujah just today we saw the jobless claims drop to the lowest level in five years. >> house of pleasure. >> plus, while full-time employment was only up 1.4% in 2012, the total number of temporary employees increased by 6.2. that rapid growth is expected to continue in 2013. the street is looking for 5% growth in temporary employment this year. however, i think that number could ultimately end up being conservative thanks to the affordable care act. aka o
the presidential medal of freedom by president obama a couple of years ago. musial is remembered as a true gentleman. he was 92 years of age. >>> finally, talk about taking the plunge. a kayaker survived this -- check it out -- scary 100-foot drop. can you see him toss his paddle shortly going over the edge and plunging into the water. ozone falls has been called the holy grail of the southeast by kayakers and had never been before attempted. by comparison, niagara falls is 167 feet. and we have a special announcement. our own intrepid ginger zee is going to go over the falls live on this show next week. good luck, ginger. >> thanks, ron. >> we have a backup waiting. >> he did that on purpose? >> he did it on purpose. isn't that something? bold. >> all right. thank you, ron. >>> now to the kindergarten student branded a terrorist threat. she was expelled from her school in pennsylvania for threatening to shoot another kid. the weapon, this hello kitty bubble gun. abc's gio benitez, abc's newest correspondent, is here with the story. i know you have been on weekday "gma." welcome to weekend
all equally miserable. welcome to the america of obama. 25-year-old children living with parents, elderly begging for groceries because they cannot afford their own retirement. i am not surprised. things have not been going well the last five years. >> let's pull up a survey here. this is a prosperity survey. in is the top ten places to live from number one is norway. then denmark. sweden. australia. new zealand. canada. finland. here is the deal. how do we climb back to the top ten, peter? >>peter: start growing and competing more effectively. all of these places compete effectively. it is not whether they have big or small government. some have big government but what they have that we don't: effective government that delivers services at a reasonable price. the youngs have national health care. they do it for 50 percent less than we do. their taxes are not so high or their taxes go do help them opposed to paying for mindless bureaucracy. >> norway is number one. peter, will you renounce your citizenship or america still the best country to live? >> why would i renounce being a
suggest, up to maybe 18 months, maybe two years? >> gun control is a bit of a heavy lift for obama on the hill. what we see is a lot of immigration reform and bipartisan, marco rubio introduced his plan endorsed by representative paul ryan in the house. seeing a build between the house and republicans, between the house republican, excuse me, and the senate democrats, on immigration reform. that's a ticket item we could definitely see him pass. >> house republican, senate democrats. here's the deal, amy. when the president started out four years ago, he controlled, democrats had control of both houses. so how much does that change his approach to trying to check off this wish list? it's not that way anymore. >> no, it's not. compromise is the name of the game. he's seeing that republicans want to compromise on certain issues. with gun control, you're hearing certain republicans talk about background checks. a willingness to do that, also some parts of immigration. i don't know if it's going to be some grand, sweeping deal, but, you know, republicans suffering a loss with the hispan
barack obama winning. i must say, in these last four years i'm impressed with what he has done. we were minus 4 million jobs. more americans are insured. more youth have pell grants. registry, in detroit, the number one truck, the ram, number one car, the cadillac, and more troops out of iraq. tremendous odds, against tremendous odds, he has done an amazing job. >> so many things on this president's agenda. i want to speak with you about gun control, because you come from chicago, which has suffered a pretty tough year with the number of murders in that city as a result of gun violence. do any of the president's policies in proposal, or in the think tank, do think address gun control and reducing the violence in our inner cities? >> only in some measure. i wrote president barack obama a letter, and vice president biden. in chicago, gun shops, gun ranges there. drugs come in from the mexica cartels so there are drug cartel there's. guns are manufactured in the suburbs on rock island. so guns and drugs in, plants closed, jobs leave. so you have a combination of drugs and guns in, jobs out
-1/2 war strategy under president obama. given cuts in recent years. >> if we sudply have a crisis in the gulf with iran, if we sudply face a nuclear issue, which forces us to deal with preventative strikes we have a different military spending profile again. >> the u.s. army is preparing to eliminate two of the eight brigades in europe and may cut eight more brigades overall, reducing the army by 80,000 troops. hagel endorsed deep nuclear cuts backing a report by the group global zero calling for 80% reduction in the u.s. nuclear weapons arsenal that could save $100 billion in ten years. >> the problem is if you are going to cut the nuclear forces, and the nuclear stockpile, you to mod earnize it. you have to be absolutely certain that the remaining weapons meet the need and fully reliable. >> karzai says he will secure immunity for the troops to allow them to stay after 2014. the small force proposed means the pentagon will likely have to rely on expensive security contractors. >> bret: jennifer griffin live at the pentagon. thank you. still ahead -- why some of nation's toughest
that barack obama is self-confident and you see a seemingly different president to d today than we saw a year or two ago when we went through the debt nonsense in the middle of 2011. i think that he feels much more able to pull the strings and know what the power is and isn't. he's been scandal-free, and in part, that comes from the top. no disrespect to any of the presidents who got into problems bu but he sets a standard that people know the line they have to tow and they know it and that is why the administration has done well, and he will have the republicans at him and that is going to keep him from the overreach from the republicans. >> and history is what the president has to worry about, because this is almost like deja vu all over again and it takes the scandal out of f the scandal out of it, but the fog of war and what may happen, and what the president has to be cognizant of and not just the presidents that you mentioned, but lyndon baines johnson and other presidents that in the second term things happen o outside of their reach, and he needs to be cognizant of history. >> thank
remember that inspiring call from president obama exactly four years, to end partisan politics. if you were keeping score, and we are, that promise would actually fall into the incomplete category. promises considered, mostly clept, more jobs and a middle class tax break, ending the wars in iraq and afghanistan and, of course, making health care accessible for all. tomorrow morning the president will be making even more promises. the question though, can he keep them? back with me now bill schneider, resident fellow for the think tank and lynn sweet of the chicago sun times." bill, your organization spends a fair amount of time on important issues of the day. what promises can we expect to hear from president obama tomorrow? >> immigration reform. i mean, that's something he neglected in his first term and didn't give it any real priority, and it's very important. really helped him get elected, re-elected rather. guns will come up, i think, because the mood is right for that. i'm not sure how far he'll be able to go with that because of the resistance in the house, but he'll fight the good
at just about $295 million. that's up about 7% since the obamas moved in four years ago. values are up 13% over that same period. the white house and value peaked at just under $300 million in july of 2006. sounds nice. >> needed that. seema mody at cnbc. >>> president obama and the first lady left the white house to celebrate michelle's 49th birthday in georgetown. they dined with friends. >> they'll in the something different about the first lady. the white house released this photo of mrs. obama earlier which shows her new bangs more clearly. >> it is friday so the inauguration a couple days away. doing trivia with tom. >> what else do we have? >> what was the coldest one in what was the warmest one. today's question is what was the snowiest inauguration. was it 3 inches, 8 inches or 19 inches. a, b or c, aaron sm. >> me first. >> multiple choice. >> i'll do b, 9. >> i'll go with c. >> b is 8 inches. you're going with c. 19. >> the answer is aaron, would you like to choose what was behind door number three for the win? >> it was on the john f. kennedy's inaugural. 1961. they had 8 inch
. they pegged it at $295 million, up 7% in the four years since president obama moved in. zillow figures the place would rent for $1.75 million per month. >> per month? >> that's their estimate. >> if it was in new york, it would be triple that. >>> here's some numbers that are easier to fallow. atms that can crank out a $1 and $5 bill, with chase banks. it can give customers an exact amount in exact denominations they want. it's part of chase's move to have the atms do what tellers used to do. >> you want singles or some fives. >> especially when you have $4 in your checking account. can't take out a $20. >>> when we come back, energy drink blowback. a major city banning the liquid caffeine bombs. >>> terror on the track. startling video of a man that walks up a woman and brutally tosses her off the platform. everything's better with a great cup of coffee. exceptionally smooth and perfectly balanced for a harmonious blend of flavor, body and aroma. green mountain coffee for your keurig brewer. brew a better day. it just wouldn't go away. my doctor diagnosed it as fibromyalgia, thought t
. obama would love to set the g.o.p. gang years. it's important for them to find new ways to try to advance conservatism. instead of playing defense against the obama agenda here in washington. notwithstanding the defeat to mitt romney last year. the wake of last year's election in 24 states literally half the country, republicans now control not only the governor's offices but both majorities of the two chambers the houses and the senate. it's a big advantage. it's a chance for republicans to play offense at the states. and quietly aggressively next week when they meet in charlotte, north carolina. that's one of the things they are going to be talking about. look to scott walker back in wisconsin from last year as a model. this conference is going to it be a big deal and it's the republican's first attempt to get things in order and move ahead. >> bill: they have to do something because we will be back to the blue moose party because the -- >> -- that's a dated reference. >> i'm sorry. >> so is garb glomplet me and teddy roosevelt on long island we were sculling. when we come ri
the second inauguration of president obama. but they're not quite partying like it's 2009. four years ago, record 1.8 million people gathered to see the swearing in of the first african-american president this year officials estimate 600,000 to 800,000 will be on hand. more than the crowds for george w. bush's inauguration but a far cry from 2009. there will still be star power, beyoncÉ and james taylor will take part in the ceremony. the mood on the mall will be different, and the president's speech likely to reflect that. like the nation is not teetering on the brink like it was in 2009, it's still struggling with high unemployment, and voters republic -- voters' lack of confidence in washington. >> we will have a good year if we make sound investments and as long as washington politics don't get in the way. >> before the hard work of the second term begins the obamas will squeeze in a little bit of fun in 2009 the president and first lady had a while wind night on the town, 10 inaugural balls. this year, there are two, one expecting to draw more than 35,000, who would groove to the up
inauguration of president obama. but they're not quite partying like it's 2009. four years ago, record 1.8 million people gathered to see the swearing in of the first african-american president this year officials estimate 600,000 to 800,000 will be on hand. more than the crowds for george w. bush's inauguration but a far cry from 2009. there will still be star power, beyoncÉ and james taylor will take part in the ceremony. the mood on the mall will be different, and the president's speech likely to reflect that. like the nation is not teetering on the brink like it was in 2009, it's still struggling with high unemployment, and voters republic -- voters' lack of confidence in washington. >> we will have a good year if we make sound investments and as long as washington politics don't get in the way. >> before the hard work of the second term begins the obamas will squeeze in a little bit of fun in 2009 the president and first lady had a while wind night on the town, 10 inaugural balls. this year, there are two, one expecting to draw more than 35,000, who would groove to the up so0s of k
play for an incredible price online of just $89.99 a month guaranteed for 2 years. call the verizon center for customers with disabilities and get $300 back at 800-974-6006 tty/v. with a 2-year agreement. >>> happy birthday to michelle obama. she and the president celebrated in georgetown tonight at cafe milano. the group ate upstairs while the downstairs dining room remained open. surprised patrons had to go through a security check to get inside. no doubt this is the first of many celebrations ahead of inaugural weekend. >>> there's a new option to help you get around inauguration day and customers say subway sandwiches are coming up short. maureen umeh has your fobs. >> first up more -- fox 5 top five. >> first up more flu shots coming to the washington area. no. 5, safeway stores are getting an additional 16,000 flu shots to meet high demand. many pharmacies ran out of the vaccines this month. you don't need an appointment to get your shot at safeway, but call ahead to make sure they're in stock. no. 4, fans of subway are giving an extra inch in hopes of getting some answers. an
and graduations. this will be difficult. >> reporter: mr. obama closed with a tribute to seven-year-old grace mcdonnell, who died at sandy hook elementary. the president met the family privately during the newtown memorial service. it was there that grace's father gave the president one of her paintings. it now hangs in the study next to the oval office. >> every time i look at that painting, i think about grace, and i think about the life that she lived and the life that lay ahead of her. and most of all, i think about how when it comes to protecting the most vulnerable among us, we must act now. >> reporter: the white house will not send a comprehensive gun control bill to congress. top white house officials say hardening opposition there to a push to ban future sales of assault weapons and high- ammunition magazines may interfere with the push for universal background checks on all firearm sales and a new gun trafficking law. those last two will be dealt with separately, and though they don't attract the biggest headlines, the white house believes they can pass, and, scott, they believe it mi
also was injured. police still have not released a possible motive for the incident. >> president obama is a inauguration day is just away. but do not expect the same pageantry that you saw the first time around. this year it will be scaled down. only 900,000 people are scheduled to attend. this year's preparation is have been replete with rehearsals-withstand-ends played the president, vice president, chief justice. the real president will have to swearing ins, a public ceremony on monday, a private one the day before. he will use to bibles, one owned by abraham lincoln, the other by martin luther king jr.. >> coming up on kron4 morning news. thousands of people will get to have moon bay this weekend to watch the pros compete in the mavericks' international surfing contest. >> the australian summer is heating up, making it tougher firefighters to battle these raging wildfires. >> we are learning more about the bay area's first flute related deaths of the season. santa clara county health officials say that the victim was 98 years old. she died earlier this month. she also suffered from
the clock to prepare their capital for the second inauguration of president barack obama. it is a once in every four years job boom for the d.c. area contractors. >> yes, we have almost every skill under this roof. carpenters, the cabinetmakers, welders, graphic designers. painters. you name it. we have every skill. >> reporter: while the day of the inauguration has been known for years, contracts aren't signed and plans aren't approved until early january. >> it's not a lot of time. you would be surprised as we have worked 24/7, multiple shifts to be able to accomplish the right of way things. >> reporter: festivities get underway later this morning. today is the national day of service in honor of dr. martin luther king's birthday, which is on monday. the same day that president obama will take the ceremonial oath of office. after the president's address and of course the parade, the celebration will focus on three inaugural balls. the air force staff sergeant is looking forward to that. the career medic and the afghanistan veteran was selected
out? >> yeah, this could be 100,000 jobs over the next three years as well. michelle obama was right in saying this is absolutely historic. and it goes back to the fact that veterans have a higher unemployment rate than the broader nonveteran population. it was 12% previously, got down to 10% in 2012, but that compares with nonveterans who have an unemployment rate of 7.9%. if it comes through, it could mean 100,000 new jobs at walmart and would be historic. they already employ about 100,000 veterans out of a total work force of 1.4 million. back to you, bill. >> a great story. cnbc's steve sedgwick live in london. >>> shoot us an e-mail why you're awake >>> still ahead, lance armstrong comes clean. big surprise, right? telling oprah how he won his seven tour de france victories. >>> and clarence thomas breaks his silence on the bench after seven long years. it must have been really important. we'll tell you what he had to say. >>> and we'll get a check on weather with the lovely dylan dreyer when "way too early" comes right back. >>> a commercial aircraft, a u
sent to the president. the 10-year-old asked president obama to stop gun violence. in response, the president invited him to the white house for today's announcement. >>> experts on gun policy are noting that president obama did not do what president george h.w. bush did after a school massacre in stockton in 1989. president obama did not use his authority to block the import of weapons that where not generally recognized for sporting purposes. >>> interior secretary, ken salazar the latest secretary to announce he is leaving the obama administration. he plans to step down in march to return to his home in colorado. president obama released a statement praising salazar on his work, saying he helped expand the development of domestic energy resources, while also protecting water, land, and wildlife. >>> actor conrad bane has died at the age of 89. many remember him from tv's "diff'rent strokes." >> i adopted willis and arnold, because they're great kids, and i love them. >> he played the kindly white man who adopted two young african american brothers. the nbc show debuted in 19
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